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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 29 November 1941
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov PS-84
Operator:Aeroflot
Registration: CCCP-L3989
C/n / msn: 1842108
First flight: 1941
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Saratov Airport (RTW) (   Russia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Saratov Airport (RTW/UWSS), Russia
Destination airport:Saratov Airport (RTW/UWSS), Russia
Narrative:
The aircraft's empennage and ailerons were damaged by a storm while the aircraft was parked at Saratov during the night from 7 to 8 November 1941. The aircraft was repaired on site, but the aileron control cables were cross-wired by mistake. After takeoff on a test flight the aircraft banked to the right and crashed.

Classification:
Wrong installation of parts
Loss of control

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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